The worker bees not only produce countless hours flights and tons of rich sweet honey. Its products, such as royal jelly, are also excellent for cosmetic substances.
Supposedly, help eliminate wrinkles. The use of natural products in cosmetics is booming. Are mostly honey and derived products which belong to a category of ingredients that many manufacturers of effective body care products do not want to pass up.
However, this is not a new phenomenon. "By its soothing and healing part effects, while honey is known as a beneficial additive in cosmetics," says the German esthetician Birgit Huber.
Therefore, honey has been used for some time as valuable substance in cosmetic products such as body lotions, bath preparations, face creams or shampoos ".
In fact, the ancient people knew the curative effects of honey. For example, since Hippocrates used honey to treat various diseases, and medical Arab Avicenna recommended a meal of nuts and honey to preserve the youthful look. Legendary are the baths of milk and honey of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
However, why is it that honey has again become such a popular product among professionals cosmetics? The answer is this: it is mainly the antibacterial and healing effect of this natural product.
"It is shown that especially vitamins C, E and niacinamide have an effect as antioxidants in cosmetic dermatology," says dermatologist Anna Mokosch.
Antioxidants are active fighting substances called free radicals.
These compounds cause harmful oxygen, inter alia, the aging of the skin.
In addition, honey has a slightly acidic pH "antacid that strengthens the protection of our own skin," explains Stefan Duve dermatologist. Also, honey is particularly effective in the treatment of skin infections and neurodermatitis.
"Honey contains enzymes that produce a kind of disinfectant substance. For this reason, honey has a cleansing effect and anti-inflammatory ". In view of these properties, Jörg Franken dermatologist recommends a 'peeling' yoghurt and honey, which brightens the complexion while cares.
Besides honey in skin care also plays a positive role royal jelly.
This is the food juice with bees raise their queens. Royal jelly is obtained in establishments of special beekeeping, for example in China, and is especially luxurious anti-aging products.
"This substance is also rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements," says Stefan Duve. "Its application in stimulating skin cell metabolism and blood flow. Therefore, royal jelly gives the skin a kind of bath freshness ".